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MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 5:30am EDT
the election goes, mitt romney is leading president obama in florida. when you break it down in central florida where the president needs a boost, he trails there along the i-4 corridor by six points according to a "tampa bay times" pole. miami dade county has him up 52% to 43%. president obama is up. in old dominion the latest washington post poll has president obama hanging on to a four-point lead. last month it was an eight point spread in virginia. in the buckeye state, a new ohio news poll has it dead even 49-49. any advantage the president had, five points, is now gone. on the trail yesterday mitt romney forced to change course his self because of the storm. after canceling three rallies in virginia, he teemed up with his running mate in ohio telling supporters only a ryan/romney could bridge the divide. >> we have to reach across the aisle. we have to find good democrats. democrats love america too. we have to reach across the aisle, find ways to bring in people from the other party, work together, collaborate, meet regularly and fight for the american people and we will.
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
you. >>> moments ago president obama canceled a campaign appearance in florida in order to get back to the white house sooner to monitor the storm. nbc's tracie potts has the latest for us from washington. tracie, what's going on? >> reporter: veronica, as you can see things are changing literally by the hour. the president is going to be here and not in florida this morning. so far here we just have light rain. as you can see these campaigns are taking no chances. >> reporter: governor romney will join ryan's bus tour in ohio. president obama canceled events in virginia and colorado. he'll do one last rally in florida today before heading back to washington. on sunday the president met with fema, the federal emergency management agency overseeing the government's plans to help states and cities. >> anything they need, we will be there. we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. >> reporter: in florida the president told campaign workers turnout is the key. >> whoever is able to get their voters out, they're the one whose are going t
Univision
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. ============= el presidente obama regreso anticipadamente de su campana en florida para encabezar la respuesta federal a sandy. presidente obama debido a la naturaleza de la tormenta, estamos seguros de que sera 1 proceso lento a traves de 1 amplia zona del pais y millones de personas seran afectadas, por lo que el mensaje mas importante al publico es por favor escuchen lo que las autoridades estatales y locales estan diciendo." el presidente agrego que fema tiene posicionado personal, agua y alimentos en los estados afectados, y que publico debe entender que podrian ser varios dias en que la energia electrica y el transporte vuelvan a la normalidad. en washington, se tomo la inusual medida de clausurar totalmente el tren subterraneo y buses el lunes, afectando a los que fueron a trabajar. ricardo ramirez, usuario del metro si, porque normalmente uso el metro. la verdad aproveche 1 ride que venia a dejar alguien a su esposa. la totalidad del gobierno federal cerro sus puertas, como tambien muchos de los museos y monumentos federales de la capital. residentes hacian compras de ultimo
PBS
Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm EDT
in florida where president obama was supposed to be campaigning today and bridgette in cleveland, ohio, the state where governor romney was supposed to be stomping today. let's start with you in florida. i'm incredibly jealous. pouring with rain here in washington, d.c. it must feel a world away, both weather-wise and politically. >> yes, it does. we woke up here this morning thinking the president wag going to launch his campaign. we knew this was going to be a big moment with bill clinton rolling out the big guns, if you like, and that was all canceled rather suddenly just as we woke up. so it was really strange knowing he was flying back to cope with a crisis while the rally went on and the normal things you hear at these rallies, the political campaign was going on. and the storm was mentioned by bill clinton but really not heavily. only in passing. and i think people are obviously talking about it to a certain extent. it's not in the front of their minds. what it does politically, conventional campaigning has ceased. it takes the two candidates off the media. i don't think p
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
are in the storm's path... virginia, north carolina, ohio and new hampshire.president obama scrapped planssto hold thrre former preeident bill clinton...insteaa....he'll &ponly attend a morniig rally i florida... then head back to the d-c to monitor sandy. republican candiddte mitt caacellations could be on the way. the new york stock exchange is closed as aaresuut of building has to shut down newwyork city. tte asdaq has also announceddit will halt trading odayy sandy has also dimmed the lights on broadway.the leaaue of american theaters and producerssdecided yesterday to through toniggt... as neewyork braces forrthe hurriccne. officials allo ssid that they oo theater employees and pattons... since all public transportationnhas been shut down. 3 3 3 3 33 3 33 3 tracking the big storm. 3&phurricane sandy is bearinn ddwn on our area. areaamegan gilliland is live in fells point... where they're bracinggfor flooding... and joel d. smith is livv at the b-g-e staging
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
florida, mitt romney leads president obama according to real clear politics average of polls, when you break it down, it's central florida where the president needs a boost. along the interstate 4 corridor where the state's races are off and decided, likely voters are siding with mitt romney, 51%-45%. >> over the past several years when i've been critical. republicans for being too extreme at least in their tone or temperament, i've always said elections are won in the suburbs of philadelphia and the i-4 corridor. most florida insiders now thinking that florida's firmly in mitt romney's camp. the i-4 corridor, a six-point gap. and mark halperin, that's a fairly significant gap for an area that bill clinton carried in '96 and that president obama carried. >> if that poll is accurate, romney will win florida for sure, if he's going to carry i-4 by that big a margin. most indications are that he's going to win the state. however, you have to point out, the obama campaign says they're competing in all the battleground states, and they are. the president's one event today is in florida with
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
voting in maryland has today andlled for made up on friday. obama canceled his campaign in florida. he opted to return to the white he isthis morning where conditions andm is prepping for an appearance tomorrow in green bay. he and president clinton will attend the events together. mayor ron is going forward with the events in ohio and iowa today -- mr. romney is going the events in ohio iowa today. they are collecting supplies for in virginia and a being used for efforts. on the hurricane that there is other news we need to update you on. an investigation in falls church found in ay was burned home at 4:00 a.m.. the flames were so intense that -- that a nearby home was also damaged. coming up next, we'll continue coverage of hurricane sandy. wwill check in with their crews on the roads and beaches and jacqui jeras will have the on the storm track. at 395.a look on the storm track. at [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. si looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he t
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
states trying to get the message for him. bill clinton is continues with the florida event. president obama probably made the right call to come back. it wouldn't look good if he continued with that event down in florida if people are pounded by rain. all attention will be on this storm for a while, especially on the east coast, so he has a chance to get out there and be in front of the cam ras. we don't want to talk aboutfall politics in a natural disaster, but it will give him a chance to respond and look presidential. >> mitt romney had to cancel three events in virginia. the latest poll out of the state. he's closing the gap, although the president still has a four-point lead. how do you proceed if you're mitt romney? he doesn't have an official role, so is whatever he does open to criticism, or is it -- do you even morph through a political lens? where does mitt romney play through all of this. >> he can campaign in states not adversely affected by the storm. he can stay in ohio. i don't think there was any downside to spend more time in ohio and put in homilies in the speech how
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
obama is returning to the white house immediately after a florida appearance later this morning. he canceled a stop in ohio. meanwhile in new hampshire, ann romney canceled speaking engagements in derry and manchester due to the storm. they said the campaign buzz would be used for relief effort nsz the east. we'll have more on that in the half hour. >>> it is time for the rest of the weather from across the nation. aside from sandy, a mild day from minneapolis to dallas, denver and southern california. stormy in the northwest but heavy rain from seattle to portland. downpours also expected in the cascades and the northern rockies. >> 60s in dallas and salt lake city. 74 in miami. 54 in atlanta. >>> straight ahead on this special edition of "america this morning," thousands, and we're talking thousands of flights across the nation have been canceled, stranding travelers from coast to coast. we're going to tell you how the airlines are coping with sandy next. >>> and a tip of our hat to one of our own, standing undaunted as the storm raged along the north carolina coast. we'll be righ
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
. president obama canceling plans to attend a rally in florida with bill clinton and instead headed back to the white house to monitor the storm from the situation room. he canceled an event in green bay, wisconsin scheduled for tomorrow. >> the last thing the president and i want to do is campaign and get in the way of anything. the most important thing is people's safety and health and property being saved here. >> the former president, the unofficial secretary of explaining stuff, took to the stage in the sunshine state solo. republican mitt romney will campaign today out of the storm's path in the battleground state of ohio yesterday offering these words for those in sandy's way. >> i think that right now some people in the country are a little nervous about a storm about to hit the coast, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people that find themselves in harm's way. >> what remains to be seen is how this october surprise will impact an election that is now just eight days away with early voting already under way. we want to get straight to the latest update, and for that nbc n
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
outages are looming up to several million people could lose power by midnight. president obama had to campaign the stops in florida and ohio to deal with the emergency. he spoke after a briefing in the white house situation room. transportation room is tied up for a long time. friday, the significant impact for a lot of people in addition to flooding will be getting power back up. we anticipate there are a lot of trees down, a lot of water. >> by the shore especially. and the record levels in the eastern shores, delaware and new jersey. president obama is campaign -- canceling the campaign spot tomorrow. the storm is hitting its peak right now in washington. live this afternoon, scott mcfarland, ktvu news. >> we'll be following hurricane sandy throughout the day on ktvu. more on the website and full coverage tonight starting on our 5:00 news. >>> a hearing is continuing for two teenagers while burglarizing their home earlier this month. 18-year-old cody nakozia and christy birdsal are charged with murder and special circumstance of murder during robbery. prosecutors say october 17th,
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
see ohio, florida, colorado. obama's lead is massive. obama built the largest grassroots organization that politics saw in '08 and after he won he continued to build it. this can make a difference of two points and in a close race like this it can make all the difference in '08. it gave obama some already. that's not the situation in this case. people that have been to the ground offices say the obama offices are all about obamament the romney offices are rnc offices and not always all about romney. that leads a conservative like joe scarborough to worry about what's happening that the obama offices are building this unparalleled turnout machine and the great irony that scarborough writes for the romney camp is their candidate drirch by data and numbers his entire life is relying on the most unpredi unpredictable force of all, human emotion, to pull him over the top. i don't understand why romney and the gop have allowed this to happen? >> if it were just about having offices, obama would be in a clear lead in states like florida he's not. i think i completely agree with
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 10:00am PDT
anything. bill clinton in florida, president obama was supposed to do that event and flew back here and we heard from him. mitt romney will stay off the campaign trail until sort of this thing passes through and we get the assessment of the damage and that's the other thing. let's say wednesday they start resuming their schedule. there's the possibility they'll be significant power outages and damage all the way through this week maybe into next week. when we say into next week tuesday is the election. >> break this down. >> yeah. >> the president just spoke from the briefing room. this was the president who was talking about sandy and was asked about the election and said right now he's got to focus on, you have power outages and as he pointed out this is a big storm. the power outages could last, battleground states, north carolina, virginia, and certainly new hampshire, but now is pennsylvania in play? one of the super pacs, the karl rove super pac putting $2 million into pennsylvania. i was on a conference call with jim mess siena and jafds axelrod saying that's a bluff, that pe
PBS
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, schools, and federal offices. president obama canceled a campaign rally in florida and flew back to washington, appearing early this afternoon to promise federal help. >> i'm extraordinarily grateful for the cooperation of our state and local officials. the conversations that i've had with all the governors indicate that at this point there are no unmet needs. i think everybody is taking this very seriously. we've got... prepositioned all the resources that we need. but right now the key is to make sure that the public is following instructions. keep in mind that for folks who are not following instructions, if you are not evacuating when you've been asked to evacuate, you're putting first responders at danger. >> ifill: on sunday things seemed less urgent for some, taking pictures at ocean city maryland. but by this afternoon, waves were pounding that beach. governor martin o'malley warned of much worse. >> we are ordering and urging all marylanders to stay off the roads for next 36 hours. there are very dangerous conditions out there. we ask you not to put yourselves or your famil
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
candidates plans for their entire work. >> reporter: president barack obama scrapped a morning campaign stop in florida to get back to washington as the weather deteriorated. >> the election will take care of itself next week. right now, our number one priority is to make sure we're saving lives and that our search and rescue teams will be in place. >> the president 'led tuesday's stops in colorado and wisconsin. he told campaign workers in orlando he's counting on them to help get out and vote. i am not going to be able to campaign quite as much over the next couple of days, make sure as folks get hit by the storm, everybody is doing what they are supposed to do. >> the storm is sure to impact early voting along the east coast, and for state that's may help decide the election, they are in the path of this storm. hurricane sandy altered romney's plan and canceled events in virginia sunday. >> let's today, when we get home, put in our prayers the people who are in the east coast in the wake of this big storm that's coming. let's not forget the fellow americans of ours. >> they will be collec
FOX News
Oct 28, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, i've got 30 seconds, florida has romney over obama by 1 1/2, more or less. virginia has romney obama tied. ohio has obama over romney 48 funny 2 to 46.3, wisconsin has obama over romney by 2.3 percentage points so ladies and gentlemen, erin says that the governor is on track to win the popular vote, but as of right now, the president looks likes he's ahead in the electoral college. we have to take a break and we'll continue our special coverage of the storm, and the political storm and a bit later benghazi-gate. don't go anywhere, the wind is beginning to pick up here in manhattan. 4g lte is the fastest. so, which supeast 4g lte service would yochoose, based on this chart ? don't rush into it, i'm not looking for the fastest answer. obviously verizon. okay, i have a different chart. going that way, does that make a difference ? look at verizon. it's so much more than the other ones. so what if we just changed the format altogether ? isn't that the exact same thing ? it's pretty clear. still sticking with verizon. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined. >
FOX Business
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, romney has in its 50-48. florida, romney 50, obama 49. north carolina -- neck and neck. so ultimately it seems to me this bill could go either way. and we will be watching. with this vote, decided on the basis of a single news story? could it be something that breaks over the weekend? something that carries the momentum? >> anything that moves a couple of hundred or a couple of thousand votes in any one of these battle ground states can determine the election. absolutely. my fear, and this is not as a pollster, but an american is that instead of one court case that we had in florida in 2000, we can have multiple court cases. this is just so close. gerri: i hope that is not the case. we have to go. thank you for being with us. we'll be right back. >> thank you. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwid so when you call or visi you can ask for a name you know. because pernal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just th
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
president obama in regard to the hurricane. and i don't know people have short memories when florida got hit by a terrible storm and president obama was the first person to go down there and disperse funds. at the i forget, it was the governor of florida, i forget his name but he was republican and he embraced the president and shook his hand and hugged him. and right after that, the whole republican party pretty much disregarded and got rid of that guy. host: you talking about governor charlie christ? caller: yeah. he became an independent and he was at the democratic convention and gave a news speech. but if this guy do anything good or bad, he's going to be criticized for it and it's a sad thing because the people is the only people that surf. we are the people that are surfing. he hasn't been able to get a thing passed since he's been in office. he's the only president been told he was a one-term president. and they dam calleded him a -- host: don't use that language on the air. we'll go on to another caller in a moment. let's look at what the romney campaign is doing in response to
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am PDT
in harm's way. >> reporter: president obama canceled events in virginia and colorado and will do one last rally in florida before heading to washington. he met with fema overseeing the government's plans to help states and cities. >> anything they need, we will be there. and we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rule. >> reporter: in florida he told campaign workers, turnout is the key. >> whoever is able to get their voters out will win florida. >> reporter: that could be tough in states where sandy is headed. maryland has canceled early voting and virginia, a battleground state could see power outages lasting until election day. >> several months ago and we had the third largest power outage in history but got everything back on in pretty much seven days. >> reporter: virginia is already planning to extend its hours for absentee voting and early votes, an sentys, early voting could be critical. 40% of this election it's believed will be decided before election day. we're waiting to see if sandy will let the other 60% get out and vote.
WHUT
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
. president barack obama has canceled a political campaign appearance in orlando and florida because of the hurricane. that was just announced. due to deteriorating weather conditions in the washington area. the president will not attend the event in orlando. he's returning to white house to monitor preparations for hurricane sandy. if you happen to be in one of the affected areas along the path of hurricane sandy or view of already been affected, please upload your experiences in photos and videos by visiting bbc.com. we are keen to hear from you over the next few hours. if you need any more formation, please go to the web site. other news,a greek magazine editors in court today on charges of beating privacy after he published a list of 2000 wealthy greeks who held bank accounts in switzerland. there's a suspicion some of them may have been using swiss bank accounts to avoid taxes, but the greek government never investigated those people on the list. the list was passed to christine lagarde. it is an intriguing story. >> he was due to appear in court about an hour ago, but the greek le
FOX News
Oct 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
be better in. president obama is going to be stuck at the white house. and he went to florida tonight so he could be in place for a rally tomorrow. he may regret going there at all because he'll be coming back to the white house to monitor the storm, but it's going to be halting a lot of political activity going forward into wednesday. maybe even thursday, but right now the white house is looking at canceling even more events, potentially another event that the president was going to be having in wisconsin on tuesday night. so, it looks like we're coming to a stand still for a couple of days here. >> geraldo: so, you have both governor romney and president obama trying to balance the fact that the election is eight, nine days away, with the, first of all, the perception that they have to be paying attention, they have to be-- the president literally has to be there in command as commander-in-chief, it's a very, very difficult balancing act for them and it comes at a time. i have the polls in front of me, erin, i'd like to run over with you. first of all, we have the gallup daily track
Current
Oct 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
on the phones. president obama was in florida last night. big event scheduled in orlando this morning with president clen -- clinton, and then they announced that the president would be coming back to washington this morning, probably heading to air force one as we speak to be in the white house and on the scene on top of preparations for hurricane sandy. so president clinton will be speaking in orlando, and joe biden in ohio. meanwhile you didn't think anybody could defending richard mourdock, right? >> i would hope not. >> bill: after saying he couldn't allow any exception for abortion even in the case of rape, that is something that god intended. yesterday on this week newt gingrich defends him. >> every candidate i know every decent american i know condemns rape. why didn't stephanie cutter get over it. we all condemn rape. why can't we also defend killing babies. >> bill: yeah, just get over. it the fact that he says after todd akin says a woman can't get pregnant because of rape and richard mourdock says even if she does get pregnant she has to go through with that baby
CNN
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
, president barack obama returned to washington. mr. obama left central florida this morning where he was going to attend a campaign rally. just moments ago, he arrived back in d.c. this is andrews air force base. you can see the president getting into his special car along with secret service agent, making their way back to the white house. these are live pictures, you're saying? no. he's driving toward the white house right now. you can see how much security the president actually needs around him. good thing there's no traffic today. everybody stayed at home. dan lothian is at the white house. good morning, dan. the president decided to come back from florida and canceled another campaign stop as well. >> reporter: that's right. pulling out of florida not only today but also tomorrow, stops in ohio. he was supposed to have another event in virginia tonight. also in wisconsin and colorado, those events the president will not be attending because the white house said it was important for the president to be back here at the white house to monitor the ongoing situation with sandy. in fact
KOFY
Oct 29, 2012 11:30am PDT
landscape of the presidential campaign is changing. president obama is back at the white house. he cut short a campaign trip to florida and cancelled plans to campaign tomorrow in wisconsin. the president addressed the nation over an hour ago. >> the president: if the public is not following instructions that makes it more dangerous for people and i means that we could have fatalities that could have been avoided. >> reporter: mitt romney cancelled his plans for tonight appear tomorrow morning. this morning his staff loaded storm relief supplies to take them to centers in virginia. >> our thoughts and prayers are with people in harm's way. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., the u.s. supreme court did hold its normal session today. the justices have rescheduled tomorrow's arguments for thursday. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> meteorologist mike nicco here with a fresh update about the power outages. >> i was checking twitter nearly 300,000 people without power, new jersey 92,000 already and the eye wall is still a good three to four hours away. it is a devastating -- devastation waiting to hap
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am PDT
that president obama cancelled that event this morning in orlando, florida, but bill clinton picked up the slack and held that rally now. now we know that bill clinton will be in seven states in the coming week. how much is that a help to the obama team? >> well, without putting too fine a point on it you can imagine the situation in which that helps quite a lot. bill clinton having received better reviews at the democratic convention than the sitting president. bill clinton is hugely popular in the democratic base. so getting those crowds out is important because in the states they take them from the events to the polling places and you grab them and you say, come knock on doors with me this weekend. spend more time volunteering to get these votes out. so it's important that the gathering function of these events continue to happen. and with bill clinton being a big draw he's the best surrogate barack obama could have in these crucial states. >> now, bill clinton was in connecticut yesterday and he had this to say about the storm. he said we're facing a violent storm. but it's nothing
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
to the polls and will voice your vote and today president obama and governor romney put the brakes on the campaign until sandy is tamed. >> reporter: president obama was a no-show to his own rally in orlando florida this morning. whist away on air force one to get ahead of the worst of hurricane sandy and to warn those in its p ath. >> when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> reporter: the white house eager to show the president looking and command released to photographs of him eating with advisers preparing for the storm. between his campaign and that romney had been canceled. two events went on without the president including one in youngstown ohio where former president clinton and vice president biden got a first- hand feel for the storm's winds. heavy wind and rain impacted early voting in ohio and other contested states, directly in the storm's path including two that also have early in-person voting. >> as analogous and is not scheduled to be back on the campaign trail until wednesday but that is subject to cancellation. diane? >> all right, jake. thank you and
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
18 events. and president obama just announced he will no longer appear at the orlando, florida, rally. he's trying to get ahead of the weather, fly back to washington and monitor hurricane sandy, george. >> thanks, jake. let's go back to sam for the check of the weather. >> good morning, george, good morning, amy. with the storm affecting most of the country, it's difficult to believe, but there are other folks to be check the weather. olympia, seattle, spokane, portland, you're all in lionel for good heavy rain out of this. one to two inches to the areas in purple. to to three inches in red. for the east coast, we'll talk about sandy throughout the morning. >> and we are live along shore, alongside the very high water in new york harbor. remember, amy, this weather gets worse all day long. amy. >> and you'll be there to remind us, sam. thanks so much. >>> coming up, we're actually going back to where the eye of the storm will cross. atlantic city right there. plus, those high winds and heavy rains expected to take down trees purnd lines. we'll have the latest on the massive po
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
obamacacan sellg 18 events. and president obama just announced he will no longer appear at the orlando, florida, rally. he's trying to get ahead of the weather, fly back to washington and monitor hurricane sandy, george. >> thanks, jake. let's go back to sam for the check of the weather. >> good morning, george, good morning, amy. with the storm affecting most of the country, it's difficult to believe, but there are other folks to be check the weather. olympia, seattle, spokane, portland, you're all in lionel for good heavy rain out of this. one to two inches to the areas in purple. to to three inches in red. for the east coast, we'll talk about sandy throughout the morning. the rain continues to steadily moved in from the coast rain is nowiest to reach the western beltway. at st. mary's county and calvert county were per hour.o 1 inch flooding could begin at any time. bad, gustingot around 25 miles per hour but will pick up throughout the day and of the rain. here is your time line. >> and we are live along shore, alongside the very high water in new york harbor. remember, amy, this w
CNN
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
some pictures to show you. president obama leaving orlando, florida. he's heading back to washington, d.c. he has canceled his event because obviously the inclement weather and concern for folks who are in harm's way with this upcoming storm, incoming storm, has made his team decide that they would not continue their campaigning with the election just about a week and a day away. obviously there are some interest in continuing campaigning. but for today with the storm approaching both governor romney and the president are putting -- curtailing those efforts at getting out there and campaigning. >>> want to get to george howell now. george has been coming to us all morning from kill devil hills, which is in the outer banks in north carolina. george, we had some good news which i'd love for you to start with. we've talked about that tall ship and tefhe efforts for thos folks there. tell me a little bit about what their situation is now. >> reporter: soledad, absolutely. we're talking about the replica of the hms bounty. that is a ship that was created for the movie "mutiny on the bount
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
storm just fine. >> president obama will attend one campaign event today in florida before heading back to washington to monitor the storm. he is scrapping plans to go to a rally in ohio. >>> mitt romney will campaign in three the battle ground states ohio, iowa, and wisconsin. he joined paul ryan in ohio. he took time out of his speech to reach out to americans impacted by sandy. >>> and hurricane sandy is having a major impact on the financial markets as well. cnbc's jackie deangelis has the latest. jackie, good morning to you. >> many ggood morning. >> the u.s. markets will virtually be closed today due to hurricane sandy. the nasdaq, and new york stock exchange will be closed through tomorrow. they were worried about the integrity of the markets and couldn't ensure the safety of employees trying to get to work. there will be electronic trading of oil, gas, and other energy contracts. the last time the markets were closed for a nonholiday event was after the terrorist attacks of 2001. and the last time they were closed for weather was september of 1985 because of hurricane glori
FOX Business
Oct 29, 2012 11:00am EDT
. >> president obama coming back to speak with the campaign rally in florida. he is back meeting with his emergency management team, department of homeland security and after that raising he will brief the american people on what exactly is going on for preparations come expecting that around 1:00. the federal government is largely closed. all departments deemed nonessential are closed. washington, d.c., is pretty close today. this is also hitting the campaign trail. governor mitt romney's campaign announced they are canceling all events this evening and tomorrow out of sensitivity for those in the path of hurricane sandy. you talk about preparations for the most part right now it is minor, seeing where this is going to hit, where we can possibly get the most of the damage. that puts bottles of water and blankets in different locations. back to you. dennis: will have president obama statement on the storm in about 40 minutes. cheryl: who want to bring in the chief meteorologist. kind enough to join us once again. the most recent update showing us the storm surges are beginning to overtake
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
exact time he was be stumping in florida. >> i was supposed to be the man for president obama. >> the president said his day job was the top focus. >> our number one priority is to are saving lives. >> mitt romney in ohio pleaded for donations of a different kind. >> if you think about making a to the red cross. >> a complete halt, both teams is spending campaign events. mitt romney bus used to deliver food and walter. they're encouraging people to take in those yard signs so they e dangerousm projectiles. of it all is pivotal, .ust eight days left many wonder what election will if there are widespread power outages. >> their plan for extended hours for absentee voting. >> it would mean -- voters might as a blessing, the loss of campaign commercials and phone calls. >> the u.s. labor department is hopeful it can release the october jobs report friday. unemployment is at 7.8%. that is always important. the board of elections is the offices to be whommodating to anyone early because about getting to next tuesday. maryland counseled early voting today. -- cancelled early voting today. ar
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 4:30am PDT
. obama reminded people to follow instructions of local officials before he cancelled a scheduled appears in florida. hurricane sandy forced mitt romney to change his plans for the second time in the last few days. romney campaigned in the state of ohio yesterday instead of virginia as planned. his campaign cancelled appearance for tomorrow in new hampshire. romney telling supporters one stop in ohio, our throughouts and prayers where the -- our thoughts and prayers are with the people who are in harm's way. >>> many fans watching on a jumbotron. thousands watched the world series with other giants' fans and share that sweet victory. others lined restaurants and bars in the city. a lot of celebrating there. now they are ready for the parade which will be this wednesday. the planning started days ago when we were heading in the right direction. i didn't say only two more games until we have the world series. i didn't want to jinx us. >> i know, i said full out, because i wasn't superstitious. >> we'll look at sandy of course what is going to happen wednesday with the parade and trick-or-tr
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
closing. >> reporter: the landscape of the presidential campaign is changing. president obama is back at the white house. he cut short a campaign trip to florida and cancelled plans to campaign tomorrow in wisconsin. the president addressed the nation over an hour ago. >> the president: if the public is not following instructions that makes it more dangerous for people and i means that we could have fatalities that could have been avoided. >> reporter: mitt romney cancelled his plans for tonight appear tomorrow morning. this morning his staff loaded storm relief supplies to take them to centers in virginia. >> our thoughts and prayers are with people in harm's way. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., the u.s. supreme court did hold its normal session today. the justices have rescheduled tomorrow's arguments for thursday. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> meteorologist mike nicco here with a fresh update about the power outages. >> i was checking twitter nearly 300,000 people without power, new jersey 92,000 already and the eye wall is still a good three to four hours away. it is a devastating
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
president's selection and both candidates are dealing with the impact of hurricane sandy. president obama is returning to the white house after an event in florida. he a plan to campaign in virginia and colorado and mitt romney is campaigning and canceled appearances over the weekend in virginia. this storm is really affecting everyone. >> let's check in with jacqui jeras and find out exactly how the storm will affect us. >> it will affect us in two big ways and that is the wind and the bloods. people want to know what kind of impact it could have on the election. also helena's on wednesday. -- also halloween is on wednesday. let's cross our fingers and the kids are out of school today. you can stay home and stay safe. the storm has intensified and it is about 400 miles away from washington, d.c. we still have a long duration before this thing is out of here. it is just getting started at this time. we are expecting landfall and the worst impact to come in the overnight hours tonight into early tomorrow morning. it will hook up to the north and head toward the eastern great lakes and the can
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
president obama does or doesn't attend one event to make sure he's doing his job, protecting americans, that's the critical thing. you know, but look at our early voting totals in florida. i mean -- >> i want to bring them up. >> -- we already, for example, cut -- please, okay. i was just going to say, one event here or there, not a big deal. >> right. i want to bring up the graphic here. "the miami herald," florida division used some data from the florida divisions of elections. this is not from either of the campaigns. the combined absentee and early vote. 43% of the ballots appear to be republican. 41% appear to be democrats. and 16% independent. an overall advantage of 26,000 for the republicans. now, the early vote, i'm going to put up this graphic, shows you guys with a 14-point lead, nearly 40,000-vote advantage on early vote ballots cast, if you will, what it appears to be. >> that was as of saturday. >> on saturday. and then on the absentee front, republicans appear to have a 65,000-ballot advantage republicans over democrats. so everything appears to be yes, you're doing well
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
left, the race is as close as ever. a point dramatized in a new obama ad, reminding voters that the 2000 race was decided by a mere 537 votes in florida. >> this year, if you're thinking your vote doesn't count, that it won't matter, well, back then, there were probably at least 537 people who felt the same way. >> reporter: and mitt romney has picked up the endorsements of two iowa newspapers that supported obama last time. one that hasn't supported a republican since richard nixon. with the storm coming and the race so tight, both campaigns are trying to bank as many votes as possible in states with early voting. with lines especially long in virginia and maryland. the superstorm has not stopped this campaign. mitt romney is just finishing up his third event today in ohio. he will be campaigning in three states tomorrow. the president will be on the trail, also, campaigning in florida. david? >> it will be a tricky balance. jon karl tonight, thank you. >>> when we come back here this evening, the other big event this week, halloween. so, tonight, one spectacular before and after.
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
: let's begin with president obama returning from a campaign stop in florida this morning to washington, d.c. to oversee the response of the storm. the rain is moderate, the winds are moderate, this is a warm up for washington, d.c. by dinnertime 60-mile per hour gusts and torrential downpours. let me give you a live look at atlantic city, new jersey. the epicenter, is expected to go through southern new jersey, through atlantic city later today. for that reason, the wind gusts are going to hit new jersey, maryland, and virginia and dc. the u.s. government closed, congress shut down, the white house, as the president gears for response. here's what he said last evening. >> at this stage, everybody is confident that the staging process, the prepositioning of resources, commodities, equipment that will be needed to respond to the storm are in place. >> reporter: power crews from across the country called in to respond to what is expected to be millions of power outages across the mid-atlantic and the northeast. here in dc, mass transportation, subways, trains shut down. the roa
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